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Author: Patrick Gates
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Cloud First: Oracle Makes Application Development More Agile

With its new cloud database service, in combination with its IaaS and SaaS, Oracle believes it has what it takes to become the leading cloud service provider.

Patrick Gates | May 31, 2017
oracle cloud

A New Cloud for SMEs

The new Oracle Cloud has enabled SMEs to solve business challenges and allowed them to leverage the same best-in-class features as enterprises.

Patrick Gates | May 15, 2017

10 Things Every Senior Oracle DBA Should Know

Even seasoned DBAs must constantly adapt, learn and practice to evolve and grow. We provide a checklist of 10 things every experienced DBA should know how to do.

Patrick Gates | December 27, 2016
IT Knowledge

9 Things Every Junior Oracle DBA Should Know

This blog post provides a checklist of skills every junior Oracle DBA should have picked up at the job after a year or two.

Patrick Gates | December 7, 2016
Oracle DBA Skills

8 Things Every Beginner Oracle DBA Should Know

A checklist of eight critical skills and areas an entry-level Oracle DBA should be familiar with to succeed on the job.

Patrick Gates | November 30, 2016

Virtualizing Oracle Databases for the Enterprise Network

As Oracle VM became the latest trend in the cloud-computing stack for enterprise networks, what benefits does it offer, ahead of traditional virtualization?

Patrick Gates | September 15, 2016
B2B Marketing

Oracle Launches Data Cloud Solution for B2B Marketers

Oracle unveiled what it calls the largest B2B marketplace of audience data, to help reach customized audiences with programmatic and data-driven marketing efforts.

Patrick Gates | September 14, 2016
Versions ODA

Oracle Releases New Versions of ODA

Oracle released two new versions of its Oracle Database Appliance toolkit, to support small- to medium-sized businesses.

Patrick Gates | August 17, 2016
Double Check Backup

Double Checking Backups

How to check if your database has been backed up and whether it’s valid for recovery.

Patrick Gates | July 14, 2016

Switching From Reactive to a Proactive System

Database management is more than resolving tickets and fixing failures. This blog post explains how and why, as a DBA, you should be proactive.

Patrick Gates | June 22, 2016

The What’s and the How-to’s of Container Databases

Oracle Database 12c introduced a new feature called “multitenant.” The multitenant feature provides the ability for a single instance to manage multiple databases. The multitenant architecture enables an Oracle database to function as a multitenant container database (CDB).

Patrick Gates | June 8, 2016

Behavioral Economics in Managing Database Administrators

Managing database administrators is a difficult job. DBAs are in great demand in the marketplace, and they know it; they can quit over a misunderstanding and have a new job in the morning. They may feel like they are constantly under pressure, understaffed, and under attack in one crisis after another. It’s no wonder the […]

Patrick Gates | March 30, 2016

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